Sunday, 23 June 2019

A marriage made in Oslo's Hotel Bristol

Congratulation to Olaf Thon (right) and Sissel Berdal Haga, who just got married on the roof of the Hotel Bristol in Oslo. This was the first hotel that Norway’s richest businessman bought, and the former farm boy now runs Norway's largest private real estate company, with 60 hotels among its 450 possessions, including the Hotel Bristol in Bergen and the Bristol Stephanie in Brussels. He has described the Bristol in Oslo as his ‘second home’. Thon, 95, married Sissel Berdal Haga, 79, whom he had known for more than 30 years. Both have been previously married: Thon’s wife had suffered from Alzeimer’s for some time and died last year. The 20-minute ceremony was conducted by Oslo mayor Marianne Borgen, and was attended by around 200 guests

The Oslo Bristol (above) dates from 1920, and is described on page 48 of All the Bristol Hotels in the World.  It is also the subject of a chapter in Hotel Bristol Stories. 

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